The Coronavirus, COVID-19 has created a crisis for all of us. Life has been turned upside down, but we will get through this together. We want our families and friends to know what additional help is out there for individuals and small businesses. We will be regularly updating the links.
Stay Safe. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently. Wear Cloth Masks.
As possible- Stay Home. Social distance.
Peace and Blessings, Bonnie Cannon
El Coronavirus COVID-19 ha provocado una crisis global. La vida ha sido puesta a prueba, pero no hay dudas que saldremos adelante juntos. Deseamos que nuestras familias y amigos sepan con qué ayuda disponible cuentan tanto en el caso de los individuos como de las pequeñas empresas. Estaremos frecuentemente actualizando los enlaces.
Cuídense. Laven frecuentemente sus manos con agua y jabón. Usen barbijos. En lo posible quédense en sus hogares. Mantengan distancia social cuando se vean obligados a salir.
Paz y bendiciones para Todos.
NOTE: links and resources are accurate at posting.
HELP FOR FAMILIES
COVID Rent Relief Extension Program:
Overview & Eligibility
New application period will be open Friday, Dec. 18 through Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.
Previous Applicants for COVID Rent Relief will not have to reapply to be reconsidered. HCR will re-evaluate all applications that were denied according to the new criteria and issue revised determination letters to applicants.
The COVID Rent Relief Extension Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. The Covid Rent Relief Extension Program is not first come, first served. Applications will be accepted throughout the application period. HCR will prioritize eligible households with “greatest economic and social need."
For the next round of applications, tenants will have to meet all of the following criteria:
Must be a renter and have a primary residence in New York State;
Applicants must have lost income during the period of April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020;
Before March 7, 2020, household income must have been at or below 80% of the Area Median Income, adjusted for household size; and
Households must be “rent burdened” during the months they are applying for assistance between April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.
The subsidy for eligible applicants will be calculated as: the difference between the household’s rent burden on March 1, 2020 and the household’s rent burden during the months of April, May, June and July of 2020 (coverage period), except that for applicants whose rent burden was lower than 30% on March 1st the subsidy will be sized to reduce their rent burden to 30% for the lowest month during the coverage period.
For help, applicants can contact HCR’s COVID Rent Relief Extension Program Call Center for assistance at 1-833-499-0318 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Center representatives are available Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm. Call Center staff are available to assist residents in filling out the application over the phone.
Please note: The call center will be closed December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.
FOR APPLICATION AND MORE INFORMATION VISIT: https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP
Our food pantry is serving our families twice a week. Contact: Charlotte@bhccrc.org
Our After-School kids are participating in our on-line learning. Contact: Lisa@bhccrc.org
Check on your Stimulus payment: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments
Client Benefits Administration (CBA) provides financial assistance and service-related programs to economically disadvantaged individuals, many of whom face multiple barriers to economic independence. Through these services and programs, clients are encouraged to become independent and self supporting.
A simple, 10-minute prescreening from any computer with Internet access at any time, determines whether you are likely to qualify for Food Stamps, HEAP, the Earned Income Tax Credit, child dependent care credits, school lunch and other programs.
OTHER FOOD PANTRIES:
North Fork Parish Outreach 631-477-6607
St. Agnes Catholic Church
69465 Main Road, Greenport
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Open Arms Care Center Food Pantry 631-727-6943
First Baptist Church
1018 Northville Turnpike, Riverhead
Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
God's Provision 12 631-721-8244
560 Montauk Highway, East Quogue Every-other Monday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
St. Rosalie's Food Pantry 631-728-9249
Church of St. Rosalie
31 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Heart of the Hamptons Food Pantry (Human Resources of the Hamptons) 631-283-6415
Sacred Hearts Basilica
168 Hill Street, Southampton
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bridgehampton Community Food Pantry 631-481-8179
Bridgehampton Community House
2357 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry 631-725-0894
Old Whaler's Church
44 Union Street , Sag Harbor
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
East Hampton Food Pantry 631-324-2300
East End Food Pantry, Inc.
159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Springs Community Food Pantry 631-324-4791
Springs Community Presbyterian Church
5 Old Stone Highway, East Hampton
Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Living Waters Church Food Bank 631-537-2120
69 Industrial Rd, Wainscott
OTHER RESOURCES FOR FOOD BENEFITS
Long Island Cares, Inc. 631-582-FOOD; email@example.com
Island Harvest Food Bank 631-873-4775
Lighthouse Mission 631-758-7584
WELL BEING & HEALTH
Residents who need free masks for grocery shopping in the Village of Southampton can email the Mayor's office for help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions on how to make a face covering or a mask can be found locally on the Rogers Memorial Library Instagram @rogersmemoriallibrary and the mayor's personal instagram @mayorwarren, as well as on the CDC website with instruction from the U.S. Surgeon General.
Center for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.coronavirus.gov/
UNEMPLOYMENT, SELF-EMPLOYED & SMALL BUSINESS
Application for COVID-19 Disaster Loan Assistance from Small Business Administration
Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ . Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email email@example.com for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.